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(continued on back ) G201: Comm Theory – Discussion Questions UNCERTAINTY REDUCTION THEORY 1. What three factors / conditions increase our drive to reduce uncertainty? Why? 2. What is Attribution Theory and how did it influence Berger’s theory? 3. Describe two kinds of uncertainty we experience when we meet strangers. Put those in the context of a recent example from your life. STOP 4. An “axiom” is a self-evident truth that requires no additional proof (i.e. “the shortest distance between two points is a straight line”). Do you accept all of Berger’s axioms as absolutely true?
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Unformatted text preview: 5. How does Theorem 13 compare to Altman and Taylor’s prediction in Social Penetration Theory? STOP 6. Both Social Penetration Theory and Uncertainty Reduction Theory are concerned with how relationships form and grow in closeness. What distinguishes these two theories from each other? 7. Explain two critiques of Berger’s Uncertainty Reduction theory. 8. What makes Berger’s Uncertainty Reduction theory an objective approach to theory? 9. What marks Berger’s theory as part of the Socio-Psychological tradition?...
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